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Wait For Hiccups To End (Overview)

Baby hiccups are a cause of regular movements that pregnant women feel. It is normal for babies to start hiccupping as they approach full term, and there is nothing to do or worry about it.


Wait For Hiccups To End (Overview)

Baby hiccups are a cause of regular movements that pregnant women feel. It is normal for babies to start hiccupping as they approach full term, and there is nothing to do or worry about it.


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Scared to tell GP Is to ok to be taking antidepressants half a dozen at a time to be sick for few days to cope & get through the days till better days?

Scared to tell GP Is to ok to be taking antidepressants half a dozen at a time to be sick for few days to cope & get through the days till better days?

No: Do not take anti-depressant pills half a dozen at a time! If you are afraid to tell your GP about this perhaps you need to go to a different one that doesn't scare you. It sounds like you need to be treated more effectively for the depression with medications and probably counseling as well. ...Read more

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I've had hiccups for over 6 months straight. I do not go a day without at least 15 hiccups. How to stop them? What could be wrong?

Get it evaluated: Hiccups can be the result of several medical issues. You probably cannot self treat successfully when they have been repeatedly occurring for such an extended time so i would suggest having a doctor evaluated the problem. ...Read more

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Is it better for the family to have funeral right away or to wait for months till everyone is home if cremation?

Is it better for the family to have funeral right away or to wait for months till everyone is home if cremation?

Cremation funeral: This is a personal choice, but if you postpone cremation for months the funeral parlour will charge you for keeping the body from decomposing. ...Read more

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Told by nurse after ttc for 3 yrs that I needed to wait 6 months after loss of 1st pregnancy To try again, is there a medical reason to wait so long?

Told by nurse after ttc for 3 yrs that I needed to wait 6 months after loss of 1st pregnancy To try again, is there a medical reason to wait so long?

Simply, no: Simple answer: no, there is no generic medical reason to wait 6 months. There may be reasons to wait, but that is not any medical standard of care. Many things to consider to answer this question: feel free to ask specifics, or certainly talking with your doctor about pros/cons would be a good idea. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thalassemia to show up for the first time when you're 18 years old?

Is it possible for thalassemia to show up for the first time when you're 18 years old?

Yes: Some of the minor thalassemias are quite compatible with a normal lifestyle & functioning. Common thal minor often presents as slight anemia that doesn't respond to iron supplements. But if the index of suspicion is not high, further testing may not be done. Many cases are picked up on tests done for another issue or as part of a thorough checkup. ...Read more

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What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

Diagnosis: You'll get a directed history and physical exam followed by some form of imaging to confirm the location and extent of the blockage. This will then suggest likely causes and treatment options. ...Read more

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If it happens, how soon after the start of chemo and radiation can a doctor stop treatments for palliative leading to hospice care?

If it happens, how soon after the start of chemo and radiation can a doctor stop treatments for palliative leading to hospice care?

Hospice: This may occur at any time, depending upon the likelihood that the patient is going to benefit substantially from the chemo/rads. If the patient decides that they have had enough treatment then referral to hospice is quite appropriate. Too often patients have hopes that are not in accordance with the likelihood of response. They need to discuss this with the oncologist. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I need to wait after drinking to take hydroxzine?

For what length of time do I need to wait after drinking to take hydroxzine?

No need to wait: Hydroxyzine may aggravate the drowsiness induced by alcohol but you can take it if you need it. Just be sure that you are not the pilot in asiana airlines or the forklift operator in building the olympic stadium. ...Read more

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Does pain from stillbirth go away at one year? Doctor said to wait till then to ttc

Does pain from stillbirth go away at one year? Doctor said to wait till then to ttc

Stillbirth: The pain will probably never go away. It may fade somewhat over time, but you will always feel the emptiness from the loss. The next pregnancy will be high stress even if everything goes according to plan. So my advice would be to wait until emotionally and pschologically you are ready. For some patients this might be a few months, but for most it will be closer to a year. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a child wait to go back to school after getting their appendix removed?

How long is it normal for a child wait to go back to school after getting their appendix removed?

It depends: With early appendicitis, a laparoscopic appendectomy, and no complications, the child may be ready to return to school in 3-5 days. With ruptured appendicitis, a still-open wound, or significant complications, it may take several weeks. When the child is tolerating a regular diet, comfortable on at most simple pain meds, and strong enough to walk a good bit and carry a backpack, then return is ok. ...Read more

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Having a c-section for placenta previa. Was told to get to hospital 3 hours ahead to get prep for surgery. What will they do? What takes so long?

Having a c-section for placenta previa. Was told to get to hospital 3 hours ahead to get prep for surgery. What will they do? What takes so long?

It always takes time: Any planned surgery takes time: there's paperwork, a pre-anesthesia evaluation, a monitor strip of your baby's heartbeat, prepping the site of surgery, etc. In addition, you must remember that with ob, you may be at the "mercy" of other situations with greater urgency. For example, if the need for an emergency c-section arises for another patient, they'll go first - as is appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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If epidural slowed contractions down to almost a halt w first birth, how likely is it to happen again w second? Anethsisioligists please

If epidural slowed contractions down to almost a halt w first birth, how likely is it to happen again w second? Anethsisioligists please

Convuluted response: Generally speaking, epidurals do not slow or stop contractions. Often the uterus is irritable from dehydration and it is customary to give patients extra IV fluid with epidurals to prevent low blood pressure. This can often slow or eliminate contractions if not really in active labor(more than 4 cm dilated) . Pitocin (oxytocin) will bring them back and you will still be comfortable for delivery. ...Read more

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I loss my baby @ 38 weeks, less than 3 days before schedule c-section, his heart stop. What are some possible reasons for this to happen?

I loss my baby @ 38 weeks, less than 3 days before schedule c-section, his heart stop. What are some possible reasons for this to happen?

Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Late trimester losses are most frequently due to a cord accident meaning entanglement or a knot. Other causes are tested for when delivered such as toxoplasmosis, parvo virus, herpes etc. If an autopsy is done the fetus will be examined for any undiagnosed problems. Placenta is also examined. Infections are looked for. Please consider joining a support group such as RTS ...Read more

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Can you wait for a few weeks before having surgery for your child's intestinal atresia?

Can you wait for a few weeks before having surgery for your child's intestinal atresia?

No: True intestinal atresia, that is bowel that is discontinuous requires urgent operation. There are some circumstances such as following gastroschisis repair after which the diagnosis may be suspected but not confirmed. In that case surgery can be delayed until the diagnosis is clear. ...Read more

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If you have to stay up late to get some work done, whats the latest you should stay up till? For example, is 1:30am to late? Will my skin still heal ?

If you have to stay up late to get some work done, whats the latest you should stay up till? For example, is 1:30am to late? Will my skin still heal ?

It depends...: An adult needs 7-8 hrs of sleep at night regardless of the time when you go to bed. Sometimes due work demand we get less and feel tired as a result. It is a good idea to make up as much as we can. ...Read more

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How long will I need to wait after a lung cancer lobectomy before going back to work?

How long will I need to wait after a lung cancer lobectomy before going back to work?

Usually 4-6 wks: But this question is always better answered by the surgeon that operated on your chest. They may have a very good reason to allow you back sooner, or keep you at rest longer. I can promise you they will not mind you asking them! ...Read more

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If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for nasopharyngeal carcinoma? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.

If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for nasopharyngeal carcinoma? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.

Rethink this: Nasopharyngeal cancer is probably going to involve a rather protracted course of therapy that may involve in addition to testing, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. This is something you need to make time for to try to ensure you have a chance to have time in the future. ...Read more

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How many motrin is safe to take in one month? I find myself needing a lot for head aches .Still waiting to see nurologist .

How many motrin is safe to take in one month? I find myself needing a lot for head aches .Still waiting to see nurologist .

Try to cut back: Increasing your Motrin will result in more frequent and intense headaches and could eventuate into chronic daily headaches which may be a major problem to break up the pattern. While awaiting your visit, get some help from your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Does my 7 month old need to be treated with medications for his relfux? Or do you wait it out ? He is happy no pain. But wet hiccups and regurgitate

Does my 7 month old need to be treated with medications for his relfux? Or do you wait it out ? He is happy no pain. But wet hiccups and regurgitate

Reflux: If no pain, then no needs no treatment. The reflux meds will help with the discomfort not so much about the frequency of the reflux. He is what we cal a happy spitter upper! Wet burps are normal. ...Read more

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Hi doctor my brother is getting hiccups from morning. Till now it is not stopped and he feels burning sensation .. what should I do to stop it..

Diaphragm irritation: You do not give the age of your brother. In general, the hiccups are because the diaphragm (the organ that divides your chest from your tummy) is being irritated. The burning is likely acid reflux. Avoiding spicy and acid foods will help. Your brother should see a physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes hiccups?

What causes hiccups?

Diaphragm : Irritation of the diaphragm causes hiccups. Usually due to swallowed air, but it can be a sign of a more serious problem and should be seen if it persists. ...Read more

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What causes hiccups?

Phrenic nerve: irritation causes temporary diaphragmatic fluttering resulting in hiccups. The underlying causes may be multiple including gastric irritation, air gulping or illnesses. ...Read more

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Hiccup for 3 weekes?

Hiccup for 3 weekes?

Hiccups: Hiccups for three weeks are not good. You already gave one reason of overeating. Cut down on your eating. Chew properly. No carbonated drinks, alcohol, or spicy foods. You have to see your doctor to evaluate your diaphragm and nerve, and medication to stop them. ...Read more

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How to stop hiccups?

How to stop hiccups?

Hiccups: Hiccups rarely tend to be persistent. If they are ; affecting your quality of life, you should see your doctor. Hiccups is not a disease but a symptom. Treatment includes specialized medications such as baclofen. It is important to first find out the cause of hiccups. ...Read more

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What causes a hiccup?

Hiccup: The most common triggers for short-term hiccups include: eating too much drinking carbonated beverages drinking too much alcohol sudden temperature changes excitement or emotional stress. ...Read more

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Why do people hiccup?

Spasm: A hiccup is a sudden involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. They can happen if the phrenic nerve (the one that innervates the diaphragm) is irritated, but most often we have no idea why hiccups occur. ...Read more

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What do hiccups mean?

What do hiccups mean?

Many causes: Common triggers for short-term hiccups: eating too much, alcohol and carbonated beverages, sudden temperature changes, excitement or emotional stress. Hiccups lasting more than 48 hours are concerning--many many causes. This needs consultation with your doc. If you like details..Follow this link http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hiccups/ds00975/dsection=causes good luck to you... ...Read more

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Why do hiccups occur ?

Why do hiccups occur ?

Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more

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Why do we get hiccups?

Why do we get hiccups?

Hiccups!: Hiccups are caused from the frenic nerve that exits from the spinal column in the neck and travels down to the diaphragm along side of the esophagus. This makes this nerve the longest exposed nerve inside our body. As we eat or drink this nerve gets "bumped" by the esophagus causing it to stimulate the diaphragm to contract. It is common in babies; the nerve is still developing. More sensitive. ...Read more

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How do u cure hiccups?

How do u cure hiccups?

Hiccups: Most hiccups fade away by themselves or when the cause is treated. Ones that last more than 2 days can benefit from remedies like Reglan (metoclopramide) (anti-nausea drug) or Baclofen (muscle relaxant). ...Read more

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How to remove hiccups?

Home remedies : May provide relief: breathe into a paper bag, gargle with ice water, hold your breath, sip cold water. If an underlying medical condition is causing hiccups, treatment of that illness may eliminate the hiccups. Drugs may treat long-term hiccups: Chlorpromazine (an antipsychotic), Metoclopramide (anti-nausea drug); Baclofen (muscle relaxant). Some suggest acupuncture & hypnosis. ...Read more

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How does a hiccup form?

See below: The hiccup reflex mechanism is based on the afferent pathway (vagus and phrenic nerve and sympathetic fibers innervating chest organs, the abdomen, the ear, the nose and the throat stimulation, and the stimulation of hiccup center in the central nervous system, mainly reflecting psychogenic or metabolic disorders) and the efferent pathway (phrenic nerves). ...Read more

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How to deal with hiccups?

How to deal with hiccups?

Cause?: The cause of the hiccups is the real issue but most things are myths: holding your breath, drinking water +- upside down, getting scared or startled to name a few. Depending on your age, medical conditions, and medications it might be worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you stop hiccups?

Hiccups: Try the following: baclofen, Reglan (metoclopramide) and thorazine, stimulating the gag reflex. (http://www.Neurology.Org/content/40/3_part_1/531.Abstract). Nifedipine "termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage" odeh et al. Journal of internal medicine, 1990. Iv thorazine over a 2 hr period successfully terminated the hiccups. ...Read more

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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more